Richard D. Cappetto | Moodus, CT United States | 02/05/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The Mighty Phoenix rises from the ashes and this was GFR rising from the ashes of a long lawsuit with there former manger Terry Knight. Mark, Don and Mel Got the Name Grand Funk Railroad and Terry Knight go everything else. Phoenix was GFRs only self produced effort and I think its great, It was a departure from the early power trio days and hey added Craig Frost (Keyboard) to the band to round out the sound. The album had one hit Rock N roll Soul that is a fine song and GFR plays it to this day. But the album has many songs that are forgotten and should not be. Someone, Rain Keeps Fallin, Freedom Is For Children, She Got to Move Me, Trying To Get Away, I Just Got To Know, and Gotta Find Me A Better Day all are great songs. So You Won't Have To Die, A Little Goofy On The Lyrics but not a bad song, Flight Of The Phoenix an Instrumental that just rocks. This album sold a million copies but that was smaller sales then GFRs pervious albums, it was a transitional period of GFR and it is a must have CD for all GFR fans. Next came We're An American Band and Shinin On so the transition worked and GFR was back on top of the rock n roll world."